Fire Race: A Karuk Coyote Tale of How Fire Came to the People

Fire Race: A Karuk Coyote Tale of How Fire Came to the People

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Inspired by a legend of the Karuk people, the story of how Coyote captures fire and how Eagle, Cougar, Fox, Bear and others work together to help is a dramatic tale of bravery and cooperation. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452134918
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 09/17/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,062,366
File size: 18 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jonathan London is the author of more than fifty books for children. He lives in Northern California with his family.
Lanny Pinola is a Pomo/Miwok storyteller, who works as a park ranger in Northern California. In 1991, he was awarded the Secretary of the Interior Stewardship for his success in promoting ties between the National Park Service and the Native American communities.
Sylvia Long is the illustrator of several books for children including the best sellers Ten Little Rabbits and Alejandro's Gift. Ms. Long's detailed paintings are inspired by her love of animals and the outdoors. She lives in Arizona.

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Fire Race 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
odonnell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This traditional Karuk tale features a familiar character, Coyote. Although he frequently shows up as a trickster in Californian Indian tales, in this story,Coyote is portrayed as a wise elder. He comes up with the plan to steal fire from the wicked and selfish Yellowjackets, but the plan will only work if all the animals work together. Coyote flatters the Yellowjackets until he is able to steal the fire. Then in relay race fashion, he passes the flame onto Eagle, Eagle passes it on to Mountain Lion, etc. The fire ends up in a willow tree. Coyote then teaches the other animals how to draw fire from wood in order to keep warm and cook food. Sylvia Long's illustrations are outstanding! This book will be a nice addition to some of the other Native Californian legends in my fourth grade classroom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not too bad.